Happy Chanukah (Hanukkah)/Merry Christmas

Tonight begins the Chanukah festivities and tomorrow is Christmas Day. Chanukah ends the evening of January 1st. This week, the site I write for every Wednesday will have the Chanukah prayers posted every day. Go to gatheringathisfeet.org daily to not only view these prayers but to engage with the Light of the World, Jesus The Christ. Bless you all and thank you all for reading my posts. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Let us all grow closer to our Lord day by day and not take any excess baggage into 2017.

Alicia R. Shipe

Ponder These Things

Wednesday: December 21, 2016

Ponder These Things

Note: I have no idea at the time of this writing what will come out but I am writing by faith.

Ponder definition:
*Think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.

Origin:
Middle English (in the sense appraise, judge the worth of): from Old French ponderer consider from Latin ponderare weigh, reflect on from pondus, ponder- weight.

As I am writing this, it is three days until my 38th birthday (Saturday the 17th). My life thus far has been far from perfect yet it has been perfect at the same time. I often tell people that I do not have any regrets. Here is why I say I have no regrets. I have no regrets in my life because if I did not make the mistakes and choices I have in the past, I would not be where I currently am. Every mistake and choice I have made has led me to the Lord thus leading me to where I currently am. I am truly thankful because some of my past mistakes could have and should have killed me. However, I am here. Continue reading

The Ox and Lamb Kept Time…

Wednesday Word: December 14, 2016

“The Ox and Lamb kept time…”

Last week I ended my word with a thought, “Yesterday is today. Today is tomorrow. Tomorrow was yesterday”. I mentioned that this phrase has been ringing around within me for a few weeks. Shortly after I wrote that word out something happened. I was running errands and listening to Christmas songs in my car as I traveled to each destination. One of my favorites came on the radio and I heard a line in it that I never truly heard before. The song is “Little Drummer Boy” and the line is ‘The ox and lamb kept time; pa rum pum pum pum’. Continue reading